The History of Men: Essays on the History of American and British Masculinities / Edition 1

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A collection of historical articles and essays by a pioneer in the field of masculinity studies.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791463406
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 1/6/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 276
  • Sales rank: 1,293,710
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael S. Kimmel is Professor of Sociology at Stony Brook University, State University of New York. He has written and edited many books, including The Gender of Desire: Essays on Male Sexuality, also published by SUNY Press, and The Gendered Society, Second Edition. He is also the editor of Men and Masculinities, a leading journal in the field.

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Table of Contents


1 Invisible Masculinity

American Masculinities
2 Born to Run: Fantasies of Male Escape from Rip Van Winkle to Robert Bly
3 Consuming Manhood: The Feminization of American Culture and the Recreation of the Male Body, 1832–1920
4 Baseball and the Reconstitution of American Masculinity, 1880–1920
5 Men’s Responses to Feminism at the Turn of the Century
6 The Cult of Masculinity: American Social Character and the Legacy of the Cowboy
7 From “Conscience and Common Sense” to “Feminism for Men”: Pro-Feminist Men’s Rhetoric of Support for Women’s Equality

British Masculinities
8 From Lord and Master to Cuckold and Fop: Masculinity in 17th-Century England

Mundus Foppensis and The Levellers
9 “Greedy Kisses” and “Melting Extasy”: Notes on the Homosexual World of Early 18th-Century England as Found in Love Letters Between a certain late Nobleman and the famous Mr. Wilson

Love Letters Between a certain late Nobleman and the famous Mr. Wilson . . .


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